St. John of God Parish


[13819 S. Pioneer Boulevard, nORWALK, CA 90650]

June 2017


"We, the people of St. John of God Parish, strive to be a community of Faith, Hope and Love. By recognizing our Baptismal call, we are committed to follow in faith the teaching of Jesus Christ, by uniting our community through Evangelization, Education, Service and Worship."




                                       Fresh from the Oven
                               Fr. Pius Pareja M.M.H.C.

​                                                    FEAR AND CONFIDENCE

I was reading about the psychology of fear from Psychology Today. I learned that “fear is a vital response to physical or emotional danger” that we face whether it be real or imagined. Without it we will not be able to “protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situation that are far from life-or -death, and thus hang back for no good reason.” From an article written by Theo Tsaousides Ph.D., “7 Things You Need to Know About Fear”, we can learn something about fear and what can we do about it. Allow me to share them with you:
1. “Fear is healthy. Fear is hardwired in your brain, and for good reason.
. . Feeling fear is neither abnormal nor a sign of weakness. The capacity
to be afraid is part of normal brain function. In fact, a lack of fear may be
a sign of serious brain damage.” 

2. “Fear comes in many shades. Fear is an inherently unpleasant experience that can range from mild to paralyzing—from anticipating the results of a medical checkup, to hearing news of a deadly terrorist attack. Horrifying events can leave a permanent mark on your brain circuitry, which may require professional help. However, chronic stress, the low-intensity variety of fear expressed as free-floating anxiety, constant worry, and daily insecurity, can quietly but seriously harm your physical and mental health over time.”
3. “Fear is not as automatic as you think. Fear is part instinct, part
learned, part taught. Some fears are instinctive: Pain, for example, causes fear instinctively because of its implications for survival.

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Readings for the Week of June 25, 2017


First Reading Jeremiah 20: 10-13
The LORD has rescued the poor from the clutches
of the wicked.

Psalm Psalm 69
Lord, in your great love, answer me.

Second Reading Romans 5: 12-15.
The grace of God overflows for all.

Gospel Matthew 10: 26-33
All who acknowledge Jesus before others will likewise be
acknowledged by Jesus before the Father.

Our Address

13819 Pioneer Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650, USA

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pastoral team

current events -

Sunday English Masses:
6:30am, 9:45,11:15 & 5:00pm

Sunday Spanish Masses:
8:00am, 12:45pm & 7:00pm

Holy Day Masses:
Holy Day of Obligation: Vigil 5:00pm
Holy Day: 7:30am, 9am, 5pm &
7:00pm (Spanish)

Daily Masses:
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30am & 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm (Spanish)

Friday: 8:00am

Saturday 7:30am & 5pm (Vigil Mass)

Tagalog Mass:

Every 4th Saturday at 7:00pm

Friday: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 3:30 - 5:00 pm &
​ 6:00 - 7:00 pm
(Or by appointments during weekdays) 

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
All Day & All Night First Friday 8:00 am to Saturday 7:30 am.  

Adoracion al Santisimo Cada Primer Viernes 8:00 am asta el Sabado 7:30 am

MASS & confession Schedules

Monday-Friday 9:00am 5:00pm

Lunch Break: 12:00nn - 1:00pm

Receptionist Only

Monday - Friday: 5:00 - 9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm 

parish office hours

Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross 
​Pastoral Team

Rev. Raymond Vicente Ma. Decipeda, MMHC: Pastor
Rev. Pius Noel Ma. Pareja, MMHC: Associate


​Dcn. Rene Garcia | Dcn. Salvador Ramirez
Dcn. Frank Gonzalez

Parish Staff
Aleida Alvarez: Parish Administrator
Erika Espinoza: Administrative Secretary
Elizabeth Mendez: Principal

Alejandro Velasquez: Director of Religious Ed.

Carolann Doyal: Confirmation Coordinator & Youth Ministry
​Ana Maria Guzman: Liturgy Director